If you made it to the playoffs, congratulations. There were several injuries in Week 13 than you may need to address with regard to your individual defensive players (IDPs), and fortunately, there are a number of replacement players that may be available to help you move on toward the championship. Without further ado, here are this weeks risers and fallers on the IDP front.

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Brian Cushing HOU

Benardrick McKinney HOU

Clay Matthews GB

Paul Posluszny JAX

Sean Lee DAL

Anthony Hitchens DAL

L.J. Fort PIT

Eric Kendricks MIN

Lamarr Houston CHI

Bruce Irvin OAK

Bryce Hager LAR

Cushing is due to return from his suspension, and word out of Houston is that he has kept himself in great shape to slot back into the starting lineup. The banged-up Texan defense can use him, to be sure, and he should be available on your waiver wire.

McKinney had a fine game in Week 13, racking up seven total tackles (five solo) with one...